While the Facebook movie makes Mark Zuckerberg out to be a web 2.0 serial killer, the just-announced Google movie will offer a softer view of Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. It will be, essentially, a 90-minute Google commercial.
The movie, just announced yesterday, is based on Ken Auletta's book Google: The End of the World as We Know It. Which sounds terrible, until you listen to producer Michael London talk about his vision for the film:
"It's about these two young guys who created a company that changed the world, and how the world in turn changed them," London told Deadline New York. "The heart of the movie is their wonderful edict, 'Don't be evil.' At a certain point in the evolution of a company so big and powerful, there are a million challenges to that mandate. Can you stay true to principles like that as you become as rich and powerful as that company has become? The intention is to be sympathetic to Sergey and Larry, and hopefully the film will be as interesting as the company they created."
Zzzzzzzzz... What's worse, that there are going to be personally-targeted ads pasted all over the movie theater or little ads are going to pop up from the bottom of the screen during the film? Adwords humor! [LAT]
[Photo of Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page via Getty]